The niece of “The Real” host and former “Sister, Sister” star Tamera Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley is among the dead following the latest mass shooting in the U.S.
A shooter opened fire at Borderline, a country-western bar frequented by college students in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Wednesday night, killing 11 people, including the couple’s niece, Alaina. The gunman, identified as a former marine, was also killed on the scene.
Mowry-Housley and Housley released a statement to ET Canada, confirming the death of Alaina: “Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks. Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.”
Mowry’s twin sister, Tia, shares the devastating news on Twitter.
Earlier today, Mowry-Housley responded to a tweet posted by Alaina’s roommate, Ashley, seeking information about the student who was one of a handful of girls who went out dancing at the club. The friends she was out with reportedly broke one of the club’s windows to escape and are in hospital, currently being treated for wounds caused by the broken glass. Alaina was the only one of the group who has not yet been accounted for.
Ashley responded that she had been in contact with Adam Housley, Mowry-Housely’s husband. According to reports, Alaina’s Apple watch and iPhone still show the student’s location as at the club.
According to a Los Angeles Times reporter, Housley went to the Los Robles Regional Medical Center looking for Alaina early this morning.
“My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” he told the press. “I’m hoping I’m wrong.”
Mowry-Housley gushed over her niece on Instagram earlier this year.